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04 Aug 2017 9:36 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Afunny post about rolling dice." to "A funny post about rolling dice."

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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

A friend sent me this post about rolling dice types.
Pretty funny.

Chuckaroobob04 Aug 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

Pretty good, although I can't agree to the D6 only statement. D10, 12, and 20 are obviously superior.

JimDuncanUK04 Aug 2017 9:43 a.m. PST

Sounds like you're not playing with real buddies.

Oberlindes Sol LIC04 Aug 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Good comedy is connected to truths about lived experience, and that article was speaking the truth!

leidang04 Aug 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

I've had a guy in my games that would roll about half his dice and if they looked good he would roll the other half away from them, if they looked bad he would roll the other half straight into them to "adjust" the outcome.

I would also add the constant roller. He rolls his dice all the time and then when called upon to roll them for real he may just "claim" his last fake roll if it was a good one.

emckinney04 Aug 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

With systems where you have to roll a series of dice (hit, penetrate, damage, for example), it's very useful to have 3 or more colors, have them always pre-designated, and roll all of them at once. It saves far more time than you would imagine.

So, I don't agree with the "only two colors!" madness.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

I think emckinney's right. The poster plays a limited number of rules. We always kept multiple colors of D6's available in CLS, for instance, for unmodified, understrength firing units, and units with voley fire bonuses. Mind you, I'd agree that most of my "custom dice" are sheer self-indulgence. It doesn't stop me, but I agree.

JMcCarroll Inactive Member04 Aug 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

Had a " bartender " once that almost made me quit gaming.

Greylegion04 Aug 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

I chuckled all the way through this. Then I thought, I should post this at the local gaming store.

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

The Mental Magician

Kid: What do I need to roll?
Me: The dice…

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